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Mother Teresa's miracles to be revealed this week

Followiong a two-year investigation, details of miracles attributed to Mother Teresa will revealed at a ceremony in Calcutta tomorrow.

Fr Brian, appointed by Pope John Paul II to collect evidence of miracles performed by Mother Teresa as a part of her possible canonisation, said his investigations have "thrown light on a few little-known aspects".

"I have been collecting evidence on Mother's life, her works, since July 26, 1999 and I have received enough evidence on her miracles over the past two years," he said.

Over 100 people had been interviewed and at least 1000 documents examined. The work of transcribing, collating and compiling of all these documents is now complete.

The results of his work would be sent to Rome, he said. "Now, it is up to the Pope to approve of it," the Kolkata-based postulator added.

Calcutta Archbishop Henry D'Souza, who was also part of the papal enquiry, said earlier this year that if the beatification of Mother Teresa was approved, it was likely to occur before the end of the year.

Fr Brian explained that the miracles required for canonisation "should be instantaneous and enduring and they cannot be scientifically explained by doctors."

Mother Teresa, who founded the Missionaries of Charity order in 1950, died in 1997 at the age of 87.